The decision by the Archdiocese of Baltimore to file for bankruptcy will allow equitable compensation for abuse survivors and position the church to continue its mission, says Joe Foss, a member of the archdiocese’s Board of Financial Administration and former vice chairman and chief operating officer of the Baltimore Orioles.

Travel & Leisure just put Annapolis 15th on its annual list of the top 25 towns to visit for Christmas for the second year in a row. The website, frankly, is late to the party. Annapolis has been a Christmas town for more than a century. Here, then, is an essential guide to the holidays in Annapolis.

In the United States, the national conference of Catholic bishops rejects the concept of gender transition, leaving many transgender Catholics feeling excluded. On Wednesday, the Vatican made public a sharply contrasting statement, saying it’s permissible, under certain circumstances, for trans Catholics to be baptized and serve as godparents.